. . . of your writing/blogging dreams and desires, you can:
- have a meltdown or two (I’m particularly skilled at these)
- curse and swear (too melodramatic, but for a few seconds, delightfully effectual)
- blame it on bad energy or luck (and curse it to death).
Or you can:
- suck it up, take a few dee-eeeeeep breaths, and work at what’s doable.
Life’s been challenging lately. The stress level has been Shanghai-Tower high. This isn’t good, so I’m gonna nip it in the bud—now.
Okay, so there’s no mailing list yet. The truth is, currently there simply aren’t enough cycles (silly company jargon for “time”) to do all that’s required with one, like monitoring, analyzing and responding. As you know, like many of you, there’s a full-time job and Mom to care for. But that mailing list will [eventually] happen.
Okay, so the fourth Triple Threat Investigation Agency mystery isn’t completed. It’s getting there, slowly but surely. I’m taking those baby steps mentioned in past . . . and those are better than none at all.
Okay, so at the moment there are no ads. Investment $ aside (I ain’t Trump rich), there’s the measuring/assessing that goes with them. Then, if you attract followers, you’ve got to take action. Action = time = not doable [yet]. But one day, ye-es, they will run—fast and furious like a gazelle pursued by lions. [That’s good ol’ Rey’s melodramatic contribution.]
Okay, so followers are minimal at this time (thanks to the aforementioned). Right now, it’s difficult to offer more than two weekly blog posts on A Writer’s Grab-Bag and the one on Typepad (and a weekly Wattpad installment for “Odd Woman Out”). The awesome thing: they are being done.
If you’re in a similar situation, don’t despair. It’s all good. It may not seem like it (just ask colleagues about my huff-and-puff moments), but it will transpire. I truly believe there are no coincidences, just as I avidly believe in—and trust—the Good Lord. It’s all about faith and conviction.
Believe in yourself. If you have to deviate from the course you’ve set, don’t beat yourself up (like I too often have, coz let me tell ya, it hurts!). When Life gets in the way, just say, “Bring it on. I can handle anything. I’ll get through this . . . and I’ll grow as a result.”
Approach Life’s trials and tasks like a matador: challenge with passes, stand firm, demonstrate conviction and face your “opponent”, present the muleta . . . .
You’ve got it in you. You know you do. It’ll happen, my friends, it’ll happen.